By Rachel Rosenstein
Super Bowl 51 may have just passed, but now it’s time to enjoy an entirely different type of “Super Bowl.” Long Island Super Bowls, an acai bowl shop with storefronts in Sayville and Patchogue, just opened its newest location at 204 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset.
The acai bowl has been a trending health craze that has been around for some time now, and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. I’m more than confident that they will have a loyal following in our area. The bowl is definitely an amazing product for someone who’s into healthy living, but most people love the taste regardless. At Long Island Super Bowls, the acai bowl is a work of art. No joke – it is truly beautiful from the inside out. I bet you didn’t know that acai is an antioxidant packed super fruit indigenous to the Amazon Rainforest. At Super Bowls, they blend frozen acai berries, strawberries, bananas, and a splash of soy milk to make a thick fruit smoothie. Then, the smoothie is layered between delicious homemade granola. The bowl is topped with a heaping mound of fresh blueberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, a sprinkle of coconut, and topped off with a drizzle of honey. YUM! For a modest additional charge, and well worth it, this chilled treat can also be topped off with add-ons like homemade organic peanut butter, Nutella, almond butter, pineapple, and kiwi. They even offer cookie butter (a rare topping at most acai bowl stores) as an extra sweet treat! Not only are these bowls super pretty, but they are super nutritious, filling, and energizing. In an effort to be inclusive of people with a range of dietary restrictions or allergies, the classic bowls are gluten-free, dairy free, and can be made vegan-friendly with a honey substitute.
Craig Giorgio opened the new Syosset location out of genuine admiration for the company. He always wanted to open his own business, and after driving many times from his home in Bellmore to Sayville to enjoy the perfect acai bowl, he finally found the right product to get excited about. Since December 7th, the date of the store’s opening, the business has been booming. Curious customers have been eager to see what the acai bowl trend is all about. There are a lot of niche fitness places in the area, and Super Bowls will be reaching out to them to do some cross promotions. Knowing that I could have an acai bowl after exercising would certainly make it far more appealing to workout!
Everyday the friendly staffers serve fresh acai bowls along with homemade soups, salads, wraps, burritos and more, all for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you’re a health nut, this place makes healthy eating easy. Finally, someone figured it out! For foodies near and far, Long Island Super Bowls in Syosset is a destination that has so far been receiving much praise. The acai bowl is tasty and affordable (for $7.00, you will be full, I promise) and something well worth checking out. I can honestly say it’s the best acai bowl I have ever had, and I have consumed many! Super Bowls is open seven days a week from 7:00am to 8:00pm. The shop is immaculately clean and has a very comfortable and inviting atmosphere. For more information visit www.superbowlsli.com or call 516-654-4600. There are a few tables and benches if you choose to eat there, but you can certainly take your order to go. This new gem makes healthy eating easy, accessible, and guilt free! I encourage you to jump on the acai bowl bandwagon; I know you’ll be hooked.
Photo by Maddy Propis